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Terror Train (1980)

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Plot Summary:
"A college fraternaty prank goes bad and student ends up in the mental ward. Four years later, it's graduation time, and the members of the fraternity decide to have a costume party aboard a train trip to celebrate thier graduation. Unknowingly to them, a killer has slipped aboard, wacking them off one by one, disguised in the costumes of the victims."


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Review Date: 27 August 2003 My Rating: out of 5

 

Jamie Lee Curtis continued her reign as Scream Queen with this tale of a college prank gone wrong which results in carnage during a graduation party on an old steam train.

I had seen all of Jamie Lee's horror films except this one and finally, after years of searching for it on video and a delayed DVD release, I finally saw it on cable and to be honest, it didn't really live up to my expectations.

The premise is typical of the 's slasher genre, whereby an elaborate prank goes wrong invariably scarring a fragile youngster's mind, forcing him to commit murder.

The originality creeps in when we discover that the film is set aboard a steam train, which I felt could have been better capitalized upon as it never really reaches it's full creepy potential.

Adding further points for originality, the killer once finished stabbing, slashing, throttling and bludgeoning his victims then changes into their party costumes, causing all sorts of who's who confusions.

The death scenes all appear to be heavily censored as they jump cut terribly and the sound of the victim's screams are frequently overdubbed by the sound of the trains whistle.

The cast including Hart Bochner, Sandee Currie, Prince's protege Vanity and David Copperfield!! are all likeable enough but don't really stand out from the crowd.

Let's face it. Someone saw easy money here and grabbed it with both hands, as it is to 'Halloween' what 'Soul Survivors' is to 'Scream' i.e. something that shows promise but ultimately disappoints the viewer.

By far the most disappointing aspect however is Jamie Lee Cutis's big chase scene. Whilst it perhaps looked like a highlight on paper it did not transfer well to screen.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Not bad but I really did expect more. Perhaps if I hadn't heard of it and had stumbled across it by accident I would have appreciated it more.




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